- 1 ¾ oz Waterwarm
- 1 ½ tsp Active dry yeast
- 16 oz Bread flour
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 10 oz Watercool , ou may not need all of the water
- Bread flouradditional , for dusting
Crusty French Baguette
This Crusty French Baguette is one of my favorite bread recipes I’ve mastered. There is nothing like the smell of bread baking in the oven, is there? I love to serve this bread alongside a delicious, comforting bowl of soup. The key to authentic French bread is the slashes made with a razor–sharp blade. Use a very sharp knife, razor, or a special baking tool called a lame to slash your loaves before baking.
To make this bread, start by making a dough from water, yeast, flour and salt. Leave the dough to rise before dividing the dough into 4 equal portions. Shape each one into a long loaf with pointed ends and leave to rise again until doubled in size. Bake the loaves until they are crusty and brown and sound hollow when tapped.
To make the Crusty French Baguette, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Crusty French Baguette
Mix yeast and water
Leave at room temperature
Leave to rise
Shape into loaf
Leave to rest
Preheat the oven to 450 °F. Place a small pan of water at the bottom of the oven.
Prepare loaves for baking